Stop, right there. You’re done.
I’m pregnant. It’s my first, so I am just like any first time mum and over excited about it (while freaking out).
I hear you…
“That’s so exciting.”
No, stop there. I’m serious. That’s it. You’re done. If you stop right now, you are in the safest place you can be to not upset a hormonal woman who, if they’re anything like me, has just come out of 8 weeks of 24/7 nausea (aka hell).
Look, I'm sure you would only say lovely things. But sometimes, just sometimes, people don't really think about what they are saying. And well, if I was you and wanted to be on the safe side, I would never ever say any of the below.
(These are either what have been said to me, or the other mums in the office.)
1. "Aren't you too old to have another baby?"
The answer to this is no, and none of your business. There is nothing good about making someone who already might be worried about their age, even more worried or aware. (They know their age.)
2. "You do know what causes pregnancy, right?"
Alcohol? Usually said to someone who is pregnant with "too many" children. Some people want a big family. And yes, they are well aware of how to make a baby. Trust me. They've done this before.
3. "You've ruined your life."